Echo Fox’s $30 million deal falls through
Just under a month ago, Echo Fox submitted a proposal to sell its LCS position to Kroenke Sports & Entertainment for a grand $30.25 million. This situation follows Echo Fox’s scandal that rocked its upper management, involving an Echo Fox’s shareholder / executive’s racist and threatening behaviour being leaked. This sparked a storm on reddit, leading to Riot imposing Echo Fox to take swift corrective action, or face losing their LCS spot. Click Here to read more about the proposed deal.
As the $30 million deal broke down between Echo Fox and Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, and now being well past the deadline given by Riot, the LCS slot’s sale will be handled by Riot. Riot will hold an open bidding process for the slot, with most of its money from the sale going to Echo Fox. The market price for LCS slots are around $35-45 million USD, a healthy mark up compared to its initial buy in price at $10 million USD.
On the 17th of August, various Echo Fox players revealed they would no longer be apart of the organisation, instead announcing their free agency.
I am no longer under contract with Echo Fox and I am a free agent for the 2020 spring split. Looking for Top Lane opportunities. You can contact me via dms or you can email me at [email protected] RTs appreciated
— Samson Jackson (@Lourlo) August 17, 2019
I am no longer contracted with Echo Fox and am now a free agent. Open to all opportunities in any region in the AD role.
DM's are open, and you can email me at [email protected] RT's are very much appreciated!
— Lawrence Hui (@Lost_adc) August 17, 2019
As of today I am officially a free agent. Open to all offers with my primary goal being to start in the LCS. DMs open, RTs appreciated.
— David (@YusuiLoL) August 17, 2019
Once again a free agent. Looking for all opportunities in the support position.
Can Contact me through DMs or [email protected]
— Fill (@Fill_LOL) August 17, 2019
While Echo Fox were left with no other option to let go of their players, the organisation should have undoubtably assisted its players in finding further opportunities. Instead, they have left them as free agents leaving a distasteful exit from the League of Legends scene.
Given Echo Fox’s shaky performance, players will likely be hard pressed to find a starting role for the next season.
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